CiteRight and Jurisage to Merge, Creating Transformational Platform for Litigation Professionals
New company to integrate knowledge access and on-demand content insights into litigation workflows for enhanced client services
CiteRight, Canada’s leading litigation drafting platform, and Jurisage, a breakthrough legal artificial intelligence (AI) company providing instant access to legal insights, announced an agreement to merge their two companies under the name, Jurisage. Together, CiteRight and Jurisage will weave AI insights into litigation workflows, creating a more seamless and efficient experience for legal professionals.
The merger will combine CiteRight’s robust litigation drafting platform with Jurisage’s cutting-edge AI technology to deliver a comprehensive, integrated legal research and drafting solution. As a co-founder of Jurisage through its Venture Studio, AltaML will continue to support the new company through technical and back office services.
Jurisage’s AI-powered platform helps legal experts make better, more informed decisions by extracting and embedding instant access to legal insights through their cross-platform legal research processes.
Enriching CiteRight’s Microsoft Word-based platform with Jurisage’s AI capabilities will allow users to access and cite a wide range of resources, such as case law, pleadings, affidavits, and submissions—all in one place. This enhancement provides users with an easier way to access and draft legal documents, ultimately saving time and reducing errors.
The combined company will be led by current CiteRight CEO, Aaron Wenner, while Jurisage’s Co-Founder and CEO, Colin Lachance, will take on the role of Chief Innovation Officer (CIO). The senior executive team will also include Ariel Nacson as Chief Customer Officer (CCO), and Juliano Rabelo as Chief Technology Officer (CTO).
“We’re thrilled about what this merger means for our customers,” said Wenner. “From extending CiteRight capabilities to opposing party pleadings, seamless knowledge extraction and enrichment, and dynamic access to relevant case law suggestions and analysis—we’ve heard what they want, and through this merger, we’re responding.”
“From the first development of our earliest AI-powered prototypes, customers asked about our plans to integrate with CiteRight,” explained Lachance. “As our suite of services expanded from research insights to interactive knowledge assets and deep legal research accelerators, our goal was to ensure we built with the users preferred workflow in mind. Together with CiteRight, we see enormous potential to support legal professionals with the tools that will help them outperform their best selves.”
“Jurisage, a company born from the AltaML Venture Studio, is partnering with CiteRight in a step toward strategically expanding their presence within the legal sector,” said Cory Janssen, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of AltaML. “Through CiteRight’s well-established relationships with major law firms and Jurisage’s machine learning capabilities, the two companies are united in their shared vision to drive product advancement that will define the evolution of assistive technology for litigators. Ultimately, this winning combination will create an undisputed leader in the legal tech space.”
The merger is expected to be complete in Q4 2023.
CiteRight is a collaboration platform that helps litigation teams remove the barriers to drafting and delivering well-researched materials to courts and clients. Canada’s leading litigation firms use CiteRight to keep track of the research their litigation teams rely on while drafting complaints, briefs, motions, and opinions, so that they can cite, share, and refer to their references in real-time. When the writing is done, CiteRight builds elegant PDF bundles of filings and their attachments in seconds – allowing teams to focus on winning cases and adding value to clients.
Jurisage launched in 2021 as a joint venture between AltaML, a leading AI-powered solutions developer that builds tools to elevate human potential, and independent Canadian legal publisher Compass Law, the successor to venerable legal publisher Maritime Law Book. Jurisage products, including the popular MyJr browser extension and case dashboards with on-demand generative AI summaries, have always prioritized workflows that deliver the best and highest value insights in response to the narrowest and simplest input.
AltaML is a leading artificial intelligence (AI)-powered solutions developer. Working with organizations that want to use AI to leverage their data to develop solutions that drive tangible business results, AltaML empowers partners to create operational efficiency, reduce risks and generate new sources of revenue. Through a deep understanding of organizational pain points and challenges, AltaML’s solutions encompass the entire machine learning (ML) life cycle, from evaluating potential use cases and determining feasibility to piloting solutions, putting code into production, and ensuring model evolution.
Andrea Dion, Manager, Communications